Top 10 Films of 1989

  • 1. Sex, Lies, and Videotape directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • 2. Do the Right Thing directed by Spike Lee
  • 3. My Left Foot directed by Jim Sheridan
  • 4. Roger & Me directed by Michael Moore
  • 5. When Harry Met Sally . . directed by Rob Reiner
  • 6. Glory directed by Edward Zwick
  • 7. Born on the 4th of July directed by Oliver Stone
  • 8. Crimes and Misdemeanors directed by Woody Allen
  • 9. Henry V directed by Kenneth Branagh
  • 10. Dead Calm directed by Philip Noyce
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
  • Daniel Day Lewis for My Left Foot
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
  • Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy
Author Comments: 

This is my canon of the top 10 films of the year. I feel these films are the most important and contributed immensely to the advancement of the motion picture. If a movie you like is not listed here, it means I did not value it as highly as these 10 films.